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NPR 1600.2
Effective Date: October 11, 2011
Cancellation Date:
Responsible Office: LP2

NASA Classified National Security Information (CNSI) w/Change 3 (8/31/2016)


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Change Description



Updated paragraphs based on information reviewed in the NASA Far Supplement.



"Center Chief of Security" has been updated to be consistent with other Office of Protective Services NPRs identifying "Center Chief Protective Services/Center Chief of Security (CCPS/CCPS/CCS)". This is a global change throughout this NPR. P.4.s. - Corrected reference document Committee on National Security Systems Policy (CNSSP) Number 16, "National Policy for the Destruction of Communications Security (COMSEC) Paper Material". Sections 1.2.4 & 2.1 - Clarified Annual SF-311, SF-716 reporting requirements and Self-Inspection Program requirements. Section 2.3 - Provided clarification on Derivative Classification Training Requirements. Section 2.4 - added 3 year refresher training requirement Declassification Authorities. Section 2.30.1 - Provided clarification on Annual ISOO reporting requirements



Corrected Original Classification Authority delegation. Corrected Executive Order citations. Reorganized and inserted Executive Order and 32 CFR Part 2001 requirements.

Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Overview
1.2 Responsibilities

Chapter 2. CNSI Management

2.1 Agency Information Security Program Data Report, SF-311
2.2 Original Classification and Marking
2.3 Derivative Classification
2.4 25-Year Automatic Declassification and Downgrading of CNSI
2.5 Access to CNSI
2.6 Accountability and Control of CNSI
2.7 Page Checks
2.8 Working Papers
2.9 Storage of CNSI, NATO, and Classified Foreign Government Material
2.10 Reproduction of CNSI
2.11 Hand-Carrying and Receipting of Classified Material
2.12 Transmission of Classified Material
2.13 Release of Classified Information to Foreign Governments
2.14 Receipt System
2.15 Managing and Handling Communications Security (COMSEC) Material and Devices
2.16 Defense Courier Service Reimbursement Program
2.17 Disposition or Destruction of Classified Material
2.18 Destruction Procedures
2.19 Security Violations and Compromise of CNSI
2.20 CNSI Meetings and Symposia
2.21 Security Containers and Vaults
2.22 Security Areas
2.23 Classified Material is NOT Personal Property
2.24 Security Classification Reviews for NASA Programs and Projects
2.25 Access to Classified National Security Information (CNSI) Granted by Another Government Agency.
2.26 Special Access Program (SAP)
2.27 Sensitive Compartmented Information Programs (SCI)
2.28 Industrial Security
2.29 Information Systems Security of CNSI
2.30 ISOO Reporting Requirements

Appendix A. Definitions

Appendix B. Acronyms

Appendix C. Security Procedures for Sensitive Compartmented Information

Appendix D. References


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